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NVDA 2017.4 Release Candidate Diversifies Browse Mode Support, Drops XP and Vista



Another season, another release candidate for NVDA. The 4th version for 2017 includes a variety of improvements and also drops Windows XP and Vista support.

Firefox Quantum May Slow Down your Screen Reader on Tuesday; Here's What You Can Do



Firefox 57 Quantum will be released on Tuesday, and many screen reader users may want to avoid the update.

Now you can Describe Chicken Nugget in 280 Characters with Version 4.5



Accessible Apps has released another free update to the Chicken Nugget Twitter client for Windows and now Twitter is twice as fun.

Breaking: Germany's BAUM Retec AG Files for Bankruptcy Protection as it Restructures, BAUM USA Still Open



BAUM Retec AG, the parent company of BAUM USA and makers of the VarioUltra braille displays, has filed for bankruptcy protection in Germany. Baum USA remains open, however.

One International Airline Now Offers Boarding Passes in Braille



While smartphones have made it easier to gain access to important travel information, sometimes you might just want a boarding pass in braille, and one airline is doing just that.

SuperNova 16.06 Fixes more than a Dozen Bugs



If you've experienced crashes in PowerPoint or Windows Live Mail or more than a dozen other issues, they may be fixed in the latest free update for Dolphin's SuperNova.

TalkBack 6.1 Beta Adds Quick Language Switching, Enhanced Navigation in Native Apps



A new round of beta testing for Android's TalkBack screen reader has begun as the first beta of TalkBack 6.1 has been posted.

JAWS 2018, not JAWS 19 Now Released



On the heels of another round of public betas JAWS 2018 is now ready for mass consumption.

APH Blasts Through Textbook Barriers with Free Advanced Transcription Tool



APH's New Braille Blaster may become an indispensable tool for transcribers and students, and it's available now for free.

The Bitcoin Whitepaper in Braille Can be Yours for Free Thanks to A Crowdfunding Effort



Those interested in receiving a free copy of the Bitcoin Whitepaper, complete with tactile diagrams can now place preorders thanks to a crowdfunding effort.

Join a Free Conference Call to Ask your Burning AIRA Questions



If you wanted to learn more about AIRA, a conference call is available this Wednesday to answer your questions.

Portion of Enchanted Hills Camp Destroyed by California Wildfires, Lighthouse Pledges to Rebuild



A major portion of Enchanted Hills Camp including staff and camper residences has been destroyed by the California wildfires.

Lighthouse Enchanted Hills Camp Evacuated as California Wildfires Near



The California wildfires are coming dangerously close to a popular camp for the blind.

The U.S. is not the Only Country with Inaccessible Currency



Contrary to popular belief, the United States is not the only industrialized country with an accessible currency problem and one group is trying to solve this.

Small JAWS 18 Update Fixes Outlook 365, Edge Bugs



A small update for JAWS 18 fixes some reported issues with Outlook 365 and Microsoft Edge.

JAWS 2018 Public Beta 2 Fixes Bugs in Many Areas, See the Complete Changelog



With the next version of JAWS just weeks away, the 2nd public beta for JAWS 2018 has been released.

Free Nearby Explorer Online Comes to the iPhone with Lots of Navigational Goodness



iOS users can now experience some of the power of their Nearby Explorer for free.

No Need to Wait Around, Be My Eyes for Android has been Posted



While the official release is scheduled for Thursday, the Be My Eyes Android app has been posted and is available for use by blind and sighted alike.

If You Only Take One Survey This Year, Make it WebAIM's Screen Reader Survey



Perhaps the most important access technology survey is back for another round, allowing screen reader users from across the world to sound off.

Just One Week Left to Submit Papers for #CSUNATC18 in San Diego



If you were planning to speak at next year's CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, you have one week to turn in your submission.

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